Blessings have poured in for Sunshine Melorin, a private school teacher who resorted to online selling when she lost her job amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sunshine lost her job when the school where she was employed stopped its operations.
To continue providing for her family, she began selling longganisa, tapa, tocino, and other items online.
After her story was featured on “24 Oras” yesterday, Sunshine received an avalanche of support from family, former students, and even strangers.
She also received a job offer from an international school based in Manila.
“Ang sarap po sa pakiramdam,” said Sunshine. “Talagang sobrang nalungkot po ako nung nagkaroon ng COVID kasi halos 3-4 months na ’kong hindi nagtuturo. Eh hindi ko po talaga kayang hindi magturo tapos hindi ko na nakikita students ko.”
One of those who extended help by providing her cash assistance was Car Infante, an ordinary employee herself, who said she knew what Sunshine and those like her experienced.
“Naranasan ko ’yung gusto ko lumabas, wala akong pamasahe, wala akong pera,” Car said. “Kaya noong nakita ko ’yung kwento nya, kung meron naman akong maitutulong kahit maliit, why not?”
Sunshine thanked those who supported her, and encouraged everyone to help in any way they could.
“Maraming maraming salamat po sa nagbibigay ng suporta,” she said. “Hindi po talaga biro yung kinakaharap natin ngayon. Hindi lang naman teachers ’yung nahihirapan sa ngayon, marami po talagang nawalan ng trabaho. So ang maganda po eh magtulungan po tayo.” – RC, GMA News